Back-to-School can be a stressful time for teens, especially if they are highly sensitive. In this week’s video, find out if your teen has the trait of high sensitivity and what the number one thing is that you can do as a parent to help them manage the stress of back-to-school time.
Many adults and teens who are prone to stress, overwhelm or STRONG emotions end up wondering if "something is wrong with me"... but these symptoms can be easily explained by a completely normal biological trait.
This week’s video explains what the trait is and how to manage it so that you can stop feeling “broken” and start letting your natural gifts shine through!
When we are stuck in the middle of a storm, whether it is literal of figurative, it sometimes seems like the rain will never stop and the clouds will never lift. For people with high-functioning depression, this is often the case.
If you are in the middle of riding out a storm, check on this week’s blog and find out why there is always hope, even in the midst of the darkest storms and what you can do to find hope again.
If you want your New Year's resolutions to stick this year, check out this weeks' video to find out the secret to creating lasting change in your life.
I'm going to talk about the biggest factor that most people forget to consider when planning their resolutions, and techniques for overcoming this factor.
Brace yourselves, the holidays have begun! The retailers are in full swing trying to sell us everything our hearts desire and tell us we won’t ever find happiness without the latest gadget or the most beautifully set holiday table. (scoff!)
If you find yourself caught up in all the insanity that sometimes surrounds the holidays, check out this week’s video about tips for combating holiday stress so that you can stay sane this holiday season.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what depression really looks like that keep many people from seeking the help that could get them feeling better again, or stop others from reaching out and offering much-needed support.
People with high-functioning depression often still go to work and soldier on through their lives, appearing as though things are fine, even though they suffer mightily. In this week’s blog I talk about some of the myths that stop us from reaching out for help before things get too bad.
When life gets us down it’s so easy to give into the negative spiral that leads to the couch, Netflix, chocolate, or our beds. It’s easier to focus on what’s not working and what we can’t do, rather than focusing on what we still CAN do. (You can thank our evolutionary negativity bias for that one).
But when we give in to our tendency to focus on what’s wrong, we miss all of the things that are still working, all of the avenues we still have available for digging out of whatever hole we might be in. In this week’s blog, I talk about how shifting our perspective can have huge benefits. And I’ve included an inspirational video of my wheelchair dog to show the possibilities when we choose not to give up.
We all have moments in our life when we lose hope, when change seems impossible and we just want to pull the covers over our head and go back to sleep. We ask ourselves if the pain we are in will ever get better.
The truth is…probably not, unless we choose to do something about it. In this week’s blog I talk about some proven strategies to try that will help you heal if you are in a dark place.
We so often go above and beyond when it comes to other people, but forego our own needs until they get so loud we can't ignore them anymore. For many of us, if we treated our vehicles with the same philosophy we treat ourselves, we'd end up broken down on the side of the road in need of a tow truck. Why do we do this? Because terms like "self-care" are often equated with selfishness or self-indulgence.
But what if I told you that's not what self-care is at all? This week's vlog talks about how prioritizing yourself is actually an act of service, no only for yourself, but also for everyone else who depends on you. And it will help you stay in it for the long haul, rather than ending up a hot mess on the side of the road.
If you are a human being living on this Earth then you know that avoiding stress completely isn't a realistic goal. But what we can do is make sure that we get through it with as little pain and suffering as possible. In this week's vlog, I'm going to talk to you about how to handle stress calmly without making things worse, so that you can spend your time and energy doing what you really love, rather than wasting it on worrying or stressing!
So, if you tend to be one of those people like me who has a very busy mind that runs around like Chicken Little screaming that the sky is falling, then this video will show you how to face stressful events in your life more calmly without all the fuss.
Sometimes our brain’s ability to make snap judgments is incredibly useful for our survival, not to mention our ability to navigate our day without dedicating endless hours to evaluating every situation before making a well-informed decision. But sometimes our tendency to hold onto judgments can trap us and leave us feeling miserable and focusing on the negative.
Learn how to increase your happiness by letting go of judgments and accepting what is actually happening using these 3 simple tips.